Erin Anderson advises clients in permitting, developing, constructing and operating major capital facilities, with a particular focus on energy generation, fuel conversion and transmission facilities. She has significant experience representing independent power producers, refineries, fuel handling and transport companies, and regulated utilities in site certification and environmental review under NEPA and SEPA, as well as operational compliance with state and federal natural resource regulations. She regularly represents clients before local boards, commissions and the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council in project permit proceedings, and has successfully defended projects before the Eastern Washington Growth Management Hearings Board, and in Washington’s Superior Courts, Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court. Erin conducts regulatory, environmental and land use due diligence for purchasers, sellers and lenders in major power and fuel facility transactions.
Erin also advises private-sector and municipal interests in the negotiation and drafting of franchise and development agreements for multiple-use developments, water and wastewater treatment facilities. She frequently advises public and private clients on matters of eminent domain, regulatory takings, and alternate procurements for which she negotiates and drafts both traditional and innovative procurement, delivery and service contracts for capital facilities infrastructure development and finance, including various public-private partnership structures.
Before joining Stoel Rives, Erin worked for 11 years at the central Washington firm of Cone Gilreath, where she served as the Cle Elum city attorney and South Cle Elum town attorney, represented the Kittitas County Public Utilities District, the Kittitas County Conservation District, Kittitas County Fire District #4, and served as the South Cle Elum town attorney. From 1993‑1996 she was employed as an associate at Halverson Applegate, P.S. in Yakima, where she worked extensively on zoning, facilities permitting, and impact fees issues under various statutory regimes.
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